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BIOS message: CPU is unworkable or has been changed

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January 15, 2010 6:00:21 PM

I recently reset my CMOS settings while trying to diagnose a shutdown problem a week or so ago. Turns out a USB connection was causing my mobo (Intel Q6600 on an Abit IP35V motherboard) to not get power. After resolving this problem, upon my first boot (and every subsequent boot thereafter) I get a message on my BIOS: "CPU is unworkable or has been changed, CPU soft menu". Also at the top of this screen in white font (instead of grey) is this:

C1E BIOS Supported
EM64T CPU

Is this message anything to be concerned about? Below are my BIOS settings for the CPU and my computer specs follow.

Frequency: 1.60 ghz
CPU Operating Speed: 2400 (266)
Multiplier Factor 9x

Voltages Control: Default
CPU Core Voltage: 1.2250 V
DDR2 Voltage: Auto
CPU VTT Voltage: 1.2000 V
1CH 1.5V Voltage
CPU GTLREF: 63%

Specs: Antec 900 case, Nvidia 8800 GTX, 6600 Intel quad core processor, Corsair 520 W power supply, 750 GB HDD, DVD burner.

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January 15, 2010 6:24:47 PM

Did you go into the BIOS to save the settings? That could resolve the issue.
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January 15, 2010 9:02:07 PM

Yes, those settings for the BIOS I listed are saved as the default settings for my processor.
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January 15, 2010 11:01:58 PM

What I meant was "Did you save the settings by pressing F10 or whatever your BIOS requires to save the settings?"
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January 16, 2010 2:09:59 AM

That did it, thanks!
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April 26, 2011 11:27:53 PM

GhislainG said:
What I meant was "Did you save the settings by pressing F10 or whatever your BIOS requires to save the settings?"


Just wanted to let you know this helped me too.

many thanks for this.

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